This is an excellent opportunity for business majors and minors or anyone interested in our global business community to acquire some international experience. The Institut Superieur du Commerce is one of the leading French business schools in the Grandes Ecoles. This program is located in one of the worlds most visited cities, Paris. You would be just a bus ride away from some of the world's top tourist attractions! Not only will you receive UNI credit while studying in Paris, but you will also receive other benefits such as a standout resume, friends from other countries, and a broader understanding of the world around you.
ISC Paris School of Management
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Distance to Cedar Falls: 4292 miles
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Paris, also known as 'the City of Lights,' is filled with many tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees, the Louve, and many other museums and monuments. Along with tourist attractions, there is a wide variety of restaurants available, excellent shopping districts, and a multitude of clubs. You can enjoy a variety of activities in this multicultural city. Many students take in opera, modern dance, jazz, or a sports game. Paris also serves as the headquarters for many French businesses. This gives students the opportunity to tour or visit the corporate side of the country.
Getting around should not be a problem. Paris has a metro system, train stations that allow regular travel in and out of the city, bus systems, and taxis.
The ISC Paris School of Management is an excellent school to discover more about our global business world. It is considered by many to be one of the top 10 business schools in France. A private, non-profit institution, Groupe ISC is dedicated to fostering excellence in the teaching of general and specialized management skills. Students are taught entrepreneurial skills within the context of a quality education, and by combining the four strands of this education (academic, junior enterprise activities, international experience, and in-company training), they learn academically as well as behaviorallly (savoir, savoir faire and savoir àre). It is an institution with about 1,500 students and offers undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs with a total academic staff of over 300 professors and lecturers, visiting professors, and business professionals. The campus is located on the west side of Paris, close to the major business district in one of the most beautiful areas.
The majority of the business classes are taught in English; however, you may choose to take classes in French. There is a range from marketing and retailing to management and logistics/distribution. SAMPLE undergraduate transfer courses from ISC to UNI for courses taught in English:
- 41011 Operational Marketing Techniques for 130:101 Principles of Marketing
- 42430 Banking and Stock Market for 920:113 Money & Banking
Must be a junior for the following to earn credit:
- 42012 Operational Marketing Research for 130:108 Marketing Research
- 42085 Sales B to B for 130:198 Independent Study -- Marketing Elective
- 42121 Organizational Behavior for 150:165 Organizational Behavior
- 42122 Successful Project Leadership .... Can fulfill MIS Managerial Elective
- 42420 Financial Statements Analysis and Long-term Capital Management for 160:151 Corporation Finance
- 42450 Credit Management for 160:156 Topics in Finance -- Working Capital Management
- 42883 Investing in Financial Markets for 160:152 Principles of Investments
Additional courses available in English where transfer equivalency has not been determined:
- 32840 Geostrategy and Intercultural Thinking
- 42050 Public Relations
- 42610 Entrepreneurship
- 42837 Globalization after 9/11 (might pursue credit in LAC IV - C)
Additionally, students should consider taking a French Language and Culture course.
Graduate students in business, both MBA and MACC, can fulfill elective requirements through an international business seminar offered at ISC. This two-week seminar is offered during the May term, typically the week following finals. Participating students acquire cultural sensibility and European business expertise from outstanding faculty and seasoned professionals from the corporate world. Undergraduate seniors are also eligible to participate in the seminar. Students interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact the MBA Program Director, Leslie Wilson.
Accommodation & Meals
Contact the Erasmus Department of the ISC student organization AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) and the International Exchange Coordinator of the School Melle Claire VERDIER in regard to housing. Accommodation in Paris may be very expensive so you may want to look at the housing options in the nearby towns. It would also be a good idea to look for a furnished one. You may choose from the foyers, the student residence halls, and apartment hotels, or you can search in the online newspapers or contact a real-estate agent. The student residence is the most popular accomedation, the apartment hotels are the most expensive, and the foyers are the most reasonable.
The meal options differ with each housing choice.
For accommodations and meals during the May seminar, please visit the UNI Study Abroad Center.
Accommodation application (.PDF)
UNI students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) plus the study abroad fee to participate ($360 per semester or $480 per year). The program cost does not include housing, food, books and supplies, round-trip air transportation, international health insurance, and personal expenses. Participants should expect to pay about 300-350 euros per month for housing and about 200 euros/month for food.